Transfusion – Anatomy, Types, Complication

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Transfusion is a routine medical procedure in which donated blood is provided to you through a narrow tube placed within a vein in your arm. This potentially life-saving procedure can help replace blood lost due to surgery or injury. A Read More ….>

Blood – Types, Functions, Physiology

Blood¬†is a constantly circulating fluid providing the body with nutrition, oxygen, and waste removal.¬†Blood¬†is mostly liquid, with numerous cells and proteins suspended in it, making¬†blood¬†“thicker” than pure water. The average person has about 5 liters (more than a gallon) of¬†blood. Read More ….>

Endocrine Tissues and Organs

In terms of name recognition, the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands get a lion’s share of the glory. These organs have no significant function other than to produce hormones and were relatively easy to study years ago using “remove it Read More ….>

Pancreas – Anatomy, Types, Structure, Functions

The¬†pancreas¬†is an¬†organ¬†of the¬†digestive system¬†and¬†endocrine system¬†of¬†vertebrates. In humans, it is located in the¬†abdomen¬†behind the¬†stomach¬†and functions as a¬†gland. The pancreas has both an¬†endocrine¬†and a digestive¬†exocrine¬†function. As an¬†endocrine gland, it functions mostly to regulate¬†blood sugar levels, secreting the¬†hormones¬†insulin,¬†glucagon,¬†somatostatin, and¬†pancreatic polypeptide. As a part Read More ….>

Inferior Parathyroid Glands – Anatomy, Structure, Functions

Inferior Parathyroid Glands/Parathyroid glands¬†are four small¬†glands¬†of the endocrine system which regulate the calcium in our bodies.¬†Parathyroid glands¬†are located in the neck behind the thyroid where they continuously monitor and regulate blood calcium levels. Parathyroid glands¬†are small¬†endocrine¬†glands¬†in the neck of humans Read More ….>